We at the Tranquil Otter are committed to safety for our guests and staff. It took us some time to understand the Rule of six that came into force on 14th September 2020. We wanted to share this with you.
Rule of Six
The Rule applies across England and replaces previous advice about gathering and households.
The only rule to remember is to not participate in social gatherings of more than six people in any setting, indoors or outdoors. There is no mention of the number of households in the Rule of Six.
Exemptions to the Rule of Six
There are some exemptions. The exemption relevant to our guests is that where a single household or support bubble is greater than six people, they can book self-catering accommodation.
The exemption also applies to a gathering for work or education purposes.
For guests booking the Lough House, if you think you are exempt from the Rule of Six, you need to tell us in writing so that you can proceed with your booking whilst this Rule is in force.
As always, we will require the name and age of all guests staying with us. If you already have a booking of more than six guests, please email us as soon as possible.
Rule of six and its exceptions as per www.gov.uk
“From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6. This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes. This change will simplify and clarify the rules on social gatherings, so they are easier to understand and easier for the police to enforce. There will be a limited number of exemptions. COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups. This rule will not apply to individual households or support bubbles of more than 6 who will still be able to gather together. Education and work settings are unaffected, and organised team sports will still be able to proceed, as will weddings and funerals up to 30. From Monday, this limit will be enforceable in law. See refreshed guidance on social contact, including the exceptions to the 6 person limit”
QR Code & Contact Log
The Tranquil Otter has its NHS QR code. The QR code is displayed on the Notice Board and at the Office. We require all visitors, staff to scan the QR code or provide their details so that we can maintain a log.
Government Advice on the use of QR code
“When someone enters a venue and scans an official NHS QR code poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone. The device will check if users have been at that location at the relevant time and if the app finds a match, users will get an alert anonymously with advice on what to do based on the level of risk.”
More details on the Rule of Six & QR code can be found here.